Rigur: Looks as good as the finished part
- Advanced material with polypropylene qualities
- Smooth look and feel replicates real-world material
- Tough and stable for accurate prototyping and test
Bring some Rigur to your project
Rigur (RGD450) is an innovative 3D printing material that has been specifically designed to replicate polypropylene – a material that’s commonly used across domestic, commercial and industrial applications.
Product design engineers and research leaders are increasingly turning to Rigur to simulate the polypropylene element of a wide range of products. Potential applications include:
- Simulating plastic parts, from children’s toys to automotive components
- Reusable products such as containers and packaging
- Medical equipment like diagnostic tools and components
- Laboratory equipment
- Snap-fit assemblies, clasps and hinges
- Consumer goods
Faster time to market
Using Rigur helps organisations bring new or re-engineered products to market faster and by spending less.
3D printing allows projects to produce accurate prototypes that can be trialled and tested without the expense of using traditional manufacturing methods. Projects benefit from reduced tooling costs and less project downtime while prototypes are built. The ability to print complex components allows you to quickly refine and re-prototype.
This all contributes not just to a faster time to market, but to a more efficient design project process.
Rigur in practice
Nidek Technologies, located in Padova, Italy, specialises in the development and prototyping of high-technology ophthalmological diagnostic systems. One such project involved the production of a new automatic Gonioscope, a device designed to observe the space between the iris and cornea.
Cesare Tanassi, CEO, says: “In the case of the Gonioscope, utilising the tough flexibility and snap-fit characteristic of the Rigur 3D printing material, we could replace several aluminium parts with a single 3D printed component. The ability to quickly 3D print high-quality parts that require no post-processing has proven instrumental in cutting our iterations and directly reducing our product development cycle.
“Since introducing 3D printing, we have slashed our prototyping costs by 75% and accelerated our development time by 50%.”